Carter’s work on the origins of life featured on Scipod episode

photo of Charlie Carter PhD Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UNC

Dr. Carter has been working to unravel some of the biggest mysteries of molecular evolution — that is, how exactly did life on Earth as we know it rise from the primordial, chemical-laden soup four billion years ago. In particular, he investigates how information flows from genes to proteins found in living organisms via genetic coding.

Researchers Reveal Hidden Rules of Genetics for How Life on Earth Began

photo of Charlie Carter PhD Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UNC

Charles Carter, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and Peter Wills, PhD, from the University of Aukland, show how genes were first translated into proteins to offer insight into a long-time scientific mystery.